7 on the Kip Scale

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Posted by Daniel ( on April 19, 2001 at 17:15:30:

10:30 SA time (4.30pm Eastern Stardard Time) Dennis emerged from the bedroom and nodded that it was comming on.

By the time pops got out of bed and got the enterage into the kitchen Dennis had a self reported 7 on the kip scale.

An arterial check was performed first
- Temporals
- Occipitals
- Common Carotids
... nothing ... no change in pain levels

Next a muscle tension check
A spot was found on the temple an inch behind the eye on the temporalis muscle that was hyper sensitive.
The spot on the muscle was injected with zylocaine (local anisthetic used in denstistry).

I have never seen anyone in as much pain in all my short little 27 years as while that needle was stuck in the side of his head

+/- 3 mins later the pain had reduced to a 2 on the Kip scale, and three minutes after that it was gone.

For ourselves we are certain that muscle tension can be an input into the pain of cluster headaches. For oursleves we are also certain that muscle tension can be by far the greatest input in SOME patients.

We will continue to write to you as it happens

Run you bastard!

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